Fairview Hospital offers a wide range of pediatric services designed to help you take care of your child at every stage of development. From planning your birthing arrangements to taking care of an active teen, Fairview Hospital will provide you with the tools you need.
More than 100 pediatricians and family practitioners have privileges at our hospital, and we offer specialized staff in the areas of pediatric cardiology and pediatric anesthesiology.
We’ve opened Jacobs Women’s Pavilion Birthing Center and have a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all designed to offer newborn the best care possible.
- Download a Cleveland Clinic Children's guide for parents - Newborns to Teens: What to Expect from your Pediatrician
Infant and Toddler Resources
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our comfortable 26-bed NICU features advanced technology needed to provide the full range of neonatal treatment for sick, premature and at-risk infants.
Children and Adolescent Services
Pediatric Emergency Department
Fairview Hospital is proud to be the only Pediatric ED on the Westside. Our Pediatric ED is open 24/7 and is designed to keep your child at ease. Our child life specialist will help calm them and explain what they are going through.
Cleveland Clinic Children's Subspecialists
Fairview Hospital now offers new and expanded Cleveland Clinic Children's services onsite.
For our younger patients with suspected heart conditions, Fairview Hospital Heart Center offers pediatric cardiology services.
Our pediatric cardiologist is available for cardiac evaluations of infants and children referred by their physician. If needed, our pediatric cardiologist also offers echocardiograms or heart ultrasounds. We encourage parents to stay with their child during this noninvasive procedure. The test involves using a small “camera” on the child’s chest in which the cardiologist can look at the heart and evaluate how it is functioning. Each child’s evaluation is discussed with the parents and the child’s referring physician.
Together, the parents and the child’s physicians can select the most appropriate course of treatment. For more information, call 216.445.7526.
Pediatric Inpatient Unit
Our 24-bed Pediatric Inpatient Unit is staffed 24 hours a day by physicians and nurses who specialize in pediatric healthcare.
Pediatric subspecialists are available to deal with the specific needs of your child. Our staff includes pediatric specialists in the fields of allergies, cardiology, gastroenterology, psychology, endocrinology, orthopaedics, neurology and surgery.
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Clinical Nurse Specialists are available to work closely with children, their families, and the hospital staff. These specialists coordinate patient care, advise on holistic care and facilitate educational efforts.
Child Life Specialists
Child Life Specialists help children and their parents prepare for a variety of surgical and medical procedures as outpatients or when hospitalized. These preparations, which include assessment, and educational and play activities, allow your family to understand and adjust to the specific health care procedures being done.
Our psychiatry services are designed to meet the special needs of children, teens and their families in times of adjustment or crisis. This highly specialized behavioral treatment program is under the direction of Barry Simon, DO, medical director. Our goal is to stabilize children and youth through counseling, therapy and intervention.
Inpatient care includes comprehensive psychiatric, medical, family and educational assessment and treatment, crisis stabilization and development of a comprehensive aftercare plan. Children and adolescents attend school with special education teachers and are provided care and counseling, seven days a week.
Coordinated Care through Teamwork
- Cleveland Clinic psychiatric experts
- Occupational and recreational therapists, who help develop stress relieving habits, that include physical activity
- Social workers, who coordinate follow-up and planning with the patient and family
- Child Life programmers, who provide structure and offer skill-based stress relief
- Special education teachers, who provide daily classes and maintain curriculum from the patient’s school
- Specialized nurses
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
Cleveland Clinic Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry services at Fairview Hospital offers a safe and secure community setting. The unit features:
- 13 private rooms with individual bathrooms, a desk and shelving
- Secure, safe and calming environment, with views of Cleveland Metroparks
- Team treatment rooms for group sessions
- Kitchen where youth can cook
- Lounge with flat-screen televisions for relaxing
- Recreational space, including a pool table and foosball table
Cleveland Clinic Children's Subspecialists
Families may now make appointments to see a Cleveland Clinic Children’s subspecialist in the following specialties at Fairview Hospital.
Dr. Barry Simon
Dr. Alton Melton
Dr. Velma Paschall
Dr. Ken Mehta
Dr. Virmarie Quinones-Pagan
Dr. Douglas Rogers
Dr. Lisa Feinberg
Dr. Kadakkal Radhakrishnan
Dr. Anthony Stallion
Dr. Federico Seifarth
Dr. Kate Gowans
Dr. Jennifer Peterson
Carmela Lemcke, CNP
Dr. John Carl
Dr. Frederick Royce
Diane Kenny, CPNP
Appointment Line: 216.444.KIDS (Request a Fairview appointment)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Expectant mothers should talk to their doctor about where to deliver their baby and what type of care can be provided if complications occur.
Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is available with a medical staff trained and ready for the unexpected.
Fairview’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Level III designation by the Ohio Department of Health certifies that our NICU offers the highest degree of quality care for at-risk newborns.
Our modern and comfortable 26-bed NICU features advanced equipment for monitoring sick and/or premature newborns, providing the full range of neonatal treatment. Skilled neonatologists direct the Fairview NICU, with the assistance of a staff of experienced pediatric professionals.
Our nursing team provides expert and compassionate care from delivery through discharge, providing parents with in-depth education on infant care, feeding, health concerns and home care needs. Nurses follow up after discharge on the phone or in person to make sure that everything is going well. In addition, we make available social workers that are well versed in meeting the special needs of families with an infant in the unit.
Level III nurseries
Level III nurseries provide the widest variety of advanced care available for all newborns. Regulated at the State level, only Level III has the life-saving treatments and technologies to care for the full gamut of patients -- from normal to extremely ill.
Fairview Hospital's NICU staff have completed advanced developmental training called "Wee Care." As a result, a womb-like environment has been simulated in the Fairview nursery. With a keen awareness of preemies' hypersensitivity to the environment, dim-lighting, reduced noise levels, special bedding and skin-to-skin contact between parent and child helps babies spend more time growing and developing. Overall, the program leads to healthier babies that go home earlier.
Sick infants need to bond with their parents while are being treated. That's why we offer "Kangaroo Care," skin-to-skin contact between child and parent which allows parents to interact closely with their babies. Experts believe that this physical contact helps the healing process.
We also carefully screen all of our newborn patients. If we find an infant is at risk for developmental delays, the Fairview NICU can provide both physical and occupational therapy to help overcome these potential problems. This developmental care can continue once the baby is taken home if necessary.
We provide a four-bed Developmental Nursery for babies who are approaching their discharge date. This nursery is a quiet, carpeted environment providing a relaxing haven for babies and their parents. Prior to a newborn's discharge, parents may stay with us in our Family Room or Nik Nook. The home-like atmosphere of this room — low lighting, a sofa bed, infant bathing sink, TV/VCR and a shower — helps you to care for your baby and prepare for the trip home. Here, siblings can also visit and spend time with their family's new addition.
Neonatal Transport Team
One indication of the excellence of the NICU at Fairview Hospital is our Neonatal Transport Team, comprised of nurses, neonatologists and respiratory therapists. If a baby is experiencing difficulties at an area hospital that is not well equipped to handle acute care, our Transport Team can bring the infant quickly and safely to Fairview to help assure the best start possible.